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BELIEFS OF POETS REGARDING THE TRIGGERS OF SUICIDE
BELIEFS OF POETS REGARDING THE TRIGGERS OF SUICIDE

Author(s): Saxby Pridmore, William Pridmore, Jamshid Ahmadi
Subject(s): Health and medicine and law
Published by: Addleton Academic Publishers
Keywords: suicide; suicide prevention; mental disorder;

Summary/Abstract: Background. Over the last century, the claim has been made that suicide is always, or almost always, the result of mental disorder. Aim. To explore the beliefs of famous English speaking poets regarding the triggers of suicide. Method. Poetry libraries were explored for poetry giving information regarding the attitude of writers to the triggers of suicide. This material was analysed and categorized. Results. Fifteen poems (separate poets) were identified and examined. The triggers of suicide included mental disorder and socioeconomic stressors (acute and chronic). In a minority of cases (four), categorization could not be made. Conclusions. Poets describe the triggers of suicide as including not only mental disorder, but also socioeconomic (acute and chronic) factors.

  • Issue Year: 4/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 7-19
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English